2014 has been proved to be a good year for Catfish and the Bottlemen, the band signed to Island Records and released their first single Kathleen back in March.
Their debut album, The Balcony, was released on September 15 (read our review of here). It’s one of my favorite new releases this year although it officially won’t be released here in the U.S. until next year but having heard the album it’s a beautiful concoction of catchy melodies and relevant lyrics.
This album takes me back to the early days of the great indie beginning of the 00’s with the great beats and guitar riffs so it was only fitting that when Van McCann (lead singer) stopped by BBC Radio 2 he covered the Strokes Someday with an acoustic version.
Click on the link, I recommend to listen to the whole interview beginning at 1:22:13, Van sings a beautiful acoustic version of Cocoon but you can skip ahead to 1:38:52 to hear Van McCann talk about licking Julian Casablanca’s face and to hear his version of Someday, skip to 1:40:19.
Catfish and the Bottlemen have been busy performing at festivals in the U.K./Europe which included Reading & Leeds, Latitude, Kendal Calling, Tramlines, Ibiza Rocks, and even at Governors Ball in New York City.
Their U.S. tour starts on Monday, catch a show near you.